Jalandhar: A joint team of counter-intelligence wing and Punjab police today busted an inter-state gang involved in the smuggling of poppy husk in the state along with the recovered truck full of poppy husk weighing around 10 quintals (50 bags) hidden in the bags containing garlic.
Divulging the details, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Jalandhar Rural Gurpreet Singh Bhullar said that on a tip-off, the joint team arrested Gurjant Singh alias Jant and his brother Nachatar Singh alias kali who were notorious inter-state smugglers of village Daulewal of Moga district, Punjab.
He said that the accused were wanted by the Police in many cases and were involved in the heinous drug trade for more than a decade. Bhullar said that the accused have recently shifted their base to Habowal in Ludhiana to avoid Police as both were PO’s.
The SSP said that after a hard work of two days police caught the accused, who were the main suppliers of poppy in entire Malwa region. He said that accused had earlier attacked CIA Inspector of Moga Kikkar Singh and a case has already been registered against them.
Bhullar said that the accused were in contact with poppy husk smugglers of Madhya Pradesh and get consignment from them at very reasonable price i.e Rs 20,000 per bag and further they would sell it in Punjab at Rs 60,000-1,00,000 per bag, thereby earning huge profits.
The SSP further said that they were also in touch with Uganda based international smugglers of heroin who were operating network from Delhi adding that every time they use new modus-operandi to smuggle drugs into Punjab. He said that around two months ago the Police has caught their 2/3 huge consignments after which they tied with Uganda based Nigro “Michel”, who was in jail through one of their smuggler friend who was also in Nabha jail, and shifted to synthetic drug smuggling. Bhullar said that the dead fishes consignment in which we had arrested one lady, was also meant for these two.